Press Release

KBR Continues to Support NASA Exploration with $640M Contract

By SpaceRef Editor
March 21, 2022
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KBR (NYSE: KBR) announced today it has been awarded a $640 million Ground Systems and Mission Operations-3 (GSMO-3) contract to support more than 10 NASA exploration missions, including continued efforts on the James Webb Space Telescope, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and Earth Observing System.

Under the terms of the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract, KBR will provide systems engineering, facility engineering, launch and early orbit support, flight operations, and flight dynamics support to various NASA missions managed by Space Science Mission Operations and Earth Science Mission Operations at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

“KBR is thrilled to continue partnering with NASA on their critical missions, which is an honor we’ve had for six decades,” said Stuart Bradie, KBR President and CEO. “This long-term collaboration further enhances our promise to advance the future of spaceflight, and we look forward to working with the incredible people at Goddard to expand our knowledge of Earth and beyond.”

Throughout the five-year contract, KBR will perform mission IT and systems engineering, as well as design, implementation, integration and testing of ground systems and operations products for NASA’s key projects, including: Earth Observing System, Earth Observing System Data and Operations System, Magnetospheric Multi-Scale mission, Global Precipitation Measurement mission, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, James Webb Space Telescope, Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites, Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope and Solar Dynamics Observatory. 

KBR was awarded this contract following its support on NASA’s Ground Systems and Mission Operations-2 (GSMO-2) contract. As a part of this follow-on contract, KBR’s team will also uphold a wide range of concept and operations studies, formulation development, sustainment engineering, and decommissioning.

KBR currently operates at 11 NASA centers and facilities and is one of the world’s largest human spaceflight support organizations.

About KBR

We deliver science, technology and engineering solutions to governments and companies around the world. KBR employs approximately 28,000 people performing diverse, complex and mission critical roles in 34 countries.

KBR is proud to work with its customers across the globe to provide technology, value-added services, and long- term operations and maintenance services to ensure consistent delivery with predictable results. At KBR, We Deliver.


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